Factor the following: (x^2/3-c^2/3)/x-c I know it can be written as (x-c)(......)/(x-c) I just dont know what (.....) is.
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Originally Posted by bigb Factor the following: (x^2/3-c^2/3)/x-c I know it can be written as (x-c)(......)/(x-c) I just dont know what (.....) is. Is this what you have written? $\displaystyle \frac{x^{\frac{2}{3}}-c^{\frac{2}{3}}}{x-c}$ Or is it: $\displaystyle \frac{\frac{x^2}{3}-\frac{c^2}{3}}{x-c}$
Originally Posted by masters Is this what you have written? $\displaystyle \frac{x^{\frac{2}{3}}-c^{\frac{2}{3}}}{x-c}$ Or is it: $\displaystyle \frac{\frac{x^2}{3}-\frac{c^2}{3}}{x-c}$ the first way
Originally Posted by bigb the first way $\displaystyle \frac{x^{\frac{2}{3}}-c^{\frac{2}{3}}}{x-c}$ $\displaystyle \frac{(x^{\frac{1}{3}}-c^{\frac{1}{3}})(x^{\frac{1}{3}}+c^{\frac{1}{3}})} {x-c}$
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